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Queensland for Queenslanders

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Steve Andrew MP
PO Box 56
SARINA QLD 4737

Total Signatures - 1304

Sponsoring Member: Mr Steve Andrew MP

Posting Date: 16/04/2020

Closing Date: 8/06/2020

Tabled Date: 16/06/2020

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 13/07/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that Australia faces a hard reset of our economy and urgent steps must be taken to ensure the viability of jobs and to encourage a resurge in manufacturing and industry. Queenslanders have been left irresponsibly exposed by successive governments through irresponsible policy of spending that has ballooned debt to unprecedented levels. The Queensland Government must stop suppressing farmers and business with unnecessary high electricity, water and rate charges and:

  • reduce state taxes and fees;
  • eliminate government 'red tape';
  • support local manufacturing that provides essentials;
  • scrap wasteful expenditure, (example: 2032 Brisbane Olympics bid);
  • stop paying external consultants;
  • scrutinise Queensland's bloated Non-Governmental Organisations' sector;
  • freeze state sector wages excluding frontline staff;
  • redirect community work programs to fill labour shortages on farms;
  • scrap international, United Nations aid programs;
  • ban all foreign investment land purchases;
  • return transparent and accountable government;
  • increase public safety and penalties for youth crime and looters;
  • replace Queensland's focus on public sector jobs with trade-based apprenticeships;
  • apply a 'Use-It or Lose-It' policy of 12 months on approved mining applications;
  • amend vegetation management laws to restore Queensland primary producers rights and viability;
  • encourage people to buy local and reduce waste;
  • drop destructive Greens ideology.

Public money must be diverted towards making Queensland more self-sufficient and build dams and base load power stations, including the Burdekin hydro.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the government implement the requests made to ensure Queensland prospers and provides a long-term stable future for its people.